Second Grade Creates a Dinosaur…or Two!

It was a beautiful autumn day for our second grade to go outside to the parking lot to bring two huge dinosaurs to life. It started with parent volunteers and teachers working together to draw the giant grid on the parking lot. Then the parents drew life-size outlines of a Brachiosaurus and a Tyrannosaurus Rex. After lunch, all the second grades went outside and worked hard to bring the outlines to life by coloring in the enormous prehistoric creatures with colored chalk.


The second graders worked hard to color in the dinosaurs.


Coloring the tail of the Brachiosaurus.


Coloring a dinosaur can be HARD WORK!


Wow…this is taking a long time.


Still coloring!


First the students looked at the Brachiosaurus and learned that it was the size of a FOUR STORY building!


The students sat around the perimeter of the Brachiosaurus.


OH NO!! The Tyrannosaurus Rex is eating one of the second graders!!

After the coloring was done, they proudly examined their work and realized just how large the dinosaurs were. This hands-on collaborative activity is a powerful way for the students to truly comprehend the enormous size of the prehistoric creatures that they have been studying.

Thank you to all the parent volunteers who helped make this activity so successful. Additional thanks to the teachers who parked in other locations so we would have the large area to make our dinosaur grid.


6 thoughts on “Second Grade Creates a Dinosaur…or Two!

  1. Maggie really enjoyed going outside and coloring in the giant dinosaur. We heard all about it.
    Regards – Katie Hudzik

    • Glad to hear Maggie enjoyed it and that she is telling you what is happening at school. I think all the students enjoyed this activity.

  2. Thank you for posting such fantastic pictures! Danielle told us about the dino drawing, but the pictures show just how impressive it was!

  3. Love the dinosaur pictures! Cecily told us about it but seeing the actual product is wonderful. Her brothers were really impressed!

    • Glad you were able to share the photos with Cecily’s brothers. Everyone should feel free to share this website with their extended families. Grandparents, aunts and uncles and other special people in your child’s life can share the happenings in C8 and talk about it with him or her.

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